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Posted about 1 year ago

Director of Product, Engineering and Innovation Operations

Job Description:

Director of Product, Engineering and Innovation Operations

Job Description:

The Engineering, Product and Innovation (EPI) department is responsible for the entire market and business driven definition of products and solutions, for timely and high quality development and delivery of them, as well as for the last line of support. It is composed of ~800 persons organized in a Products & Solutions group, 4 Engineering groups (SUSE Linux Enterprise, Software-Defined Infrastructure, Advanced Solutions Group, SUSE Labs), as well as a Technology Research team and a CTO Office.


Reporting to and supporting the President of EPI, as well as liaising with HR and Finance partners and other key internal stakeholders for the activities in scope, the Director of EPI Operations is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the EPI organization, from budget planning, management and monitoring to expense control and mapping, reporting including financial and personnel aspects, as well as efficient workflow and operational processes for EPI. Working with the EPI Finance Controller and Finance Planning Strategist providing the finance model, directions and raw data, as well as with the HR Business Partner supporting EPI for all HR related matters (hiring, training, etc.), the Director of EPI Operations is coordinating those activities based on the EPI business and operations requirements, on the EPI investment priorities linked to corporate and EPI strategy such as for instance the prioritisation of the various investments (from public cloud, EPI third party services to CAPEX and OPEX, personnel investments), the reporting of the EPI staff activities based on products and functions, etc. While the VPs of the EPI groups are leading such tasks for their own group, the Director of EPI Operations consolidates and provides an integrated view at the whole EPI level.

The Director of EPI Operations is also a key member of the EPI leadership and as such contributes to the strategy and execution improvements of the organisation.

  • Analytical skills to evaluate data and support operational decision making
  • Solid program and project management skills
  • Efficient in cross team and matrix hierarchy activities and projects
  • Highly experienced with creating and managing CAPEX and OPEX multi-$10m budget incl. people, third party contractors, hardware and software, cloud services, events
  • Extremely organized, high attention to detail and able to work with all aspects of the business and organization
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Knowledgeable about enterprise software business, with exposure to open source a plus
  • A good business sense and focus while managing operational matters
  • Able to handle accurately and effectively confidential data and topics
  • Prior experience as director or operations manager a plus
  • Master Degree
  • Perfect command of written and spoken English, German a plus



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